The AT Blog //
Our blog is curated by the AT team, with a select group of friends and music aficionados also contributing content. Driven by the same passions as the label, we aim to give some much-deserved publicity and promotion to music and artists that can otherwise go uncovered and indeed, undiscovered by the more mainstream, trend driven press.
For us, the blog is a platform to showcase and celebrate the creativity and vision of musicians, artists and bands that we love, whilst giving us another opportunity to support new or emerging bands and artists as much as possible.
We hope you find something you like.
Latest Posts //
British rising stars Hookworms caused a debate on Twitter when they highlighted the use of alcohol as payment for bands when they play gigs. It’s worth reflecting on as the mental health of musicians is something that has been to the fore recently and it made me reflect on the unwitting harm we can do to others, even when we mean well. The alcohol rider is an accepted, usually unwritten part of a band’s performance contract but maybe it’s a practice that does need reconsidering. But now, on with the music!
As part of the leadup to their forthcoming sophomore LP Sad Bangers, LCMDF (Finnish sisters Emma and Mia Kemppainen) have followed up the blissful Another Sucker with another club friendly hit in the form of Glitter – a track that explores the tears and personal triumphs behind the flying tinsel.
Jan Blomqvist is a Berlin-based solo artist credited with inventing ‘concert techno’, with its core elements of dreamy vocals and stripped down beats. A musical journey that has encompassed the raw energy of punk and the dark rhythms of techno has led him to the sunlit uplands of his current sound, as exemplified on new track The Space In Between.
Based in Copenhagen in Denmark, Hellas (not Greek, but comprising of Danes Peter Sabroe and Jeppe Høi Justesen) say they aim to ‘make the experimental music more accessible to an audience that normally might not explore this type of music’. When you hear Dances, you’ll agree that they’ve succeeded in that aim with considerable finesse.
Back in February we covered Hanne Leland’s delightful Carry On, a track that brought some warmth to a very cold month. The follow up to that track makes me suspect she can predict the weather, as the sublime Stay brings an air of cool calm to a very hot (so far) month of June.
Philadelphia-based duo Camp Candle (Mark “Nu Ra” Cave and Briana “Hetepsa” Mills) have created a delicious and unique sound for themselves over the last few years with their distinctive take on an RNB infused indie/dreampop sound. It’s not surprise then that new single Save Me continues in that fine tradition.
Tim Bernhardt, aka Satin Jackets has built a real name for himself with his brand of sophisticated, pop-infused modern takes on disco. Having last featured on the blog in August last year with David Harks, this time round he’s teamed up with London based singer Emma Brammer to supply guest vocals on his latest track Take It From Me.
Best known up to now as a member of electro-folk duo Foreign Fields, recent Communion Records signing Boy Bjorn (aka Brian Holl) has recently dropped his debut single – a real gem – in the form of quiet stormer Anchorage. Check out the video, which features footage from Brian Holl’s childhood, below.
It takes a lot of guts and more talent to take the bleakest moments of life and turn them into art, knowing that the most personal and raw moments will be exposed to for all to see and hear. But from such dark inspiration can come great music, with Such a Pretty House and Such a Pretty Garden by SamXVI (pronounced Sam) being a prime example. The video contains images some may find disturbing.
Attack in the 26th Zone is the solo project of Finnish artist Sue Sue Vessell, who describes her sound as ‘Electronic Lyrical Avantgarde Pop’. Though she’s been creating music since 2009, it is only in the last year or so that she has been sharing her work outside forums and friends, as she says she is otherwise quite shy. Part of that sharing process has involved the making of a video for How Long was the Wind Blowing which you can check out below.